Sunday, 16 April 2017

So how did I go...........

So I think an update is due here as quiet a few of my online friends supported me during this challenge.....
I learnt things about myself......
pushed myself further and further as I raised more money.........
realised it is ok and essential to push yourself out of your comfort zone.......
I can do more then I thought I could do..........
found new friends connecting thru this walk...........

Goals                v                 Actual
93km (3kms/day)             reached 164km
$1971                               $5017

Best day 12.5kms
Best single walk/run 8kms
Best speed 8.05mins/km 


Started a walking group after work and that is continuing on........
about 6 of us now........
encouraged some of you to get moving.........
hope you are continuing on..........
thankyou for your support be that monetary, emails or comments.......it all added up to me doing something i never thought possible and raising great $$$$$ for the Cancer Council
please take care of yourself 
you are the one that makes the decisions for your health and future
mental health, physical health and gut health all make a difference as to how you feel and only you can want to make a difference.....

I've been working on "me" for a few years now
slow and steady making the difference........goodness me for the first 6 months or more I didn't even put joggers on to walk.........lets just say good joggers are the best investment ever.........my friend gave me a new pair.......she brought the wrong size and could not return them.........
I now eat better, feel better, exercise regularly..........
most importantly there is 25% less of me.......

I have crap knees but with all the extra exercises I have been doing (this year) albeit some modified to suit me it must have really made a difference to the muscles and they have behaved so well this month.........
And after this month I also realised life is better taking asthma puffers.......my allergies really hold me back...........
I didn't walk far to start..........
I didn't have time for exercise.......
i've fallen off the wagon a few times but picked myself up.........
brushed the dirt off and headed off again............
I know if you want it you can do it too........
every little change adds up over time........
Go for it!!!!!!

Catch you later............
Chookyblue..........

Keeping the love of blogging alive

23 comments:

  1. Bless you for such an awesome effort! Any advancements are achievedby regular folks going the extra mile....donors and our amazing researchers. Thank you for caring big hugs xxx

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  2. Hi Chooky i am so proud of you and what you have achieved,well done and as a bonus you are looking fantastic,awesome effort my friend xx

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  3. You have achieved so much. Well done.

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  4. Well done! What a great way to support - and a very impressive and good payback for you! Lovely hearing from you again.

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  5. Massive well done and congratulations....you are amazing....xxxx

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  6. You have been amazing and congratulations on your fund raising and kms done ... go girl!!

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  7. Well done. I really need to follow your lead.

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  8. Well done Chooky ....just amazing 😉

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  9. Good for you! I'm trying to do better this year, but it isn't easy. Keep up the good work!!

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  10. So glad for you that you have broken down the barriers to becoming a healthier and fitter, well done. I love quilting, but sit down hobbies are not good for our long term health, especially when you have a sit down job!

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  11. You did extremely well Chooky - it is on my agenda for next year - hoping to start the walking in a few weeks when I have finished working the vintage down here. Your life style changes are showing a glowing Chook!!

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  12. Congratulations Chooky, you should be so proud of yourself!

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  13. Oh my! It is always nice to exceed your goals. Good for you! What a wonderful journey. Thanks for inspiring fellow bloggers to join you on the road to better health. Enjoy your success!

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  14. Congratulations - you did amazingly well. xx

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  15. Walked every day last week except Sunday and Monday I gardened...Walked today...I'm up to 30 minutes now....in the beginning I could barely walk, my hip and knee hurt so bad but every day it gets easier...I'm taking Mobic for the arthritis and joint vitamins, using ice pack some but my pain improves daily...thanks, Chooky...for the encouragement....less pain every day...Oh and cut my hair short so that helps, too, not as hard to take care of.
    Mama Bear

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  16. Such an inspiration! I am beginning to walk again myself and eating better. Getting in shape for my back health. Keep going you are an inspiration to all of us!

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  17. Great to follow your success...you really have stuck it out out...well done!

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  18. Woo hoo! Good on you. You really should be proud of your achievement....on all fronts.

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  19. Well done Chooky...I better get my A into gear again. I'm so happy that you were able to raise more than you set out to do.

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  20. You are amazing Chooky....inspirational and encouraging!!

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  21. Amazing. You should be very proud of yourself

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